AMD’s new FirePros boast CPU and GPU

Processor vendor AMD Inc. (NYSE: AMD) has released new FirePro processors that now combine the CPU and the GPU on a single piece of silicon, reports Agam Shah of ComputerWorld:

“The new FirePro A300 series processors combines CPUs and GPUs, much like AMD’s existing A-, C- and E-series processors that go into consumer laptops and desktops. While the consumer chips have Radeon graphics cores, the new processors have FirePro graphics cores and provide the graphics capability typically provided by a discrete graphics card.”

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The new chips are aimed at media and engineering professionals for use in multimedia workstations. In an interview last year with CDN, AMD explained why adding the GPU and having the extra graphics horsepower it provides is useful for business customers.

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